> Debuted: 1904
“The Tale of Benjamin Bunny” was written by Beatrix Potter in 1904 as a sequel to the highly successful “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” Benjamin is Peter’s cousin, and the two share adventures in Mr. McGregor’s garden. They reappear as adults in “The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies” and “The Tale of Mr. Tod.” Benjamin also has a role in the 2018 movie “Peter Rabbit.”
> Debuted: 1987
Miyamoto Usagi is a character in the Dark Horse Comics book “Usagi Yojimbo.” (Usagi is the Japanese word for rabbit.) He is a ronin, or warrior for hire, and highly skilled with a sword. He has also appeared in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series and video games.
> Debuted: 1949
Crusader Rabbit was the star of the first ever made-for-television cartoon series of the same name. It Debuted in 1949 and ran for 10 years. Each episode, which was only four minutes long, featured the small but bold Crusader Rabbit embarking on an adventure, and ended with a cliffhanger.
> Debuted: 1953
Honey Bunny first appeared as Bugs Bunny’s cousin in the Bugs Bunny’s Album comic book in 1953. She later appears as his girlfriend and costar. Honey Bunny was also used for Looney Tunes’ marketing purposes but never appeared in animated cartoons.
> Debuted: 1994
Jazz Jackrabbit, a video game that was first released in 1994, draws inspiration from Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” fable. An evil tortoise named Devan Shell kidnaps princess Eva Earlong of Carrotus, a planet populated by hares, and the king sends Jazz Jackrabbit to rescue her and save the kingdom.
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